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COPANI 2013: "What is Nikkei?"

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The term “Nikkei” has multiple and diverse meanings depending on situations, places, and environments. In collaboration with COPANI 2013, Discover Nikkei, a project of the Japanese American National Museum (Los …

Interview: Virgil Westdale

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Hapa 442nd veteran and pilot. Born in Indiana in 1918 to a Japanese American father and an English/German mother.  This album introduces the following 5 clips from his interview on …

Interview: Kip Fulbeck

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Kip Fulbeck was born in 1965 to a Chinese mother and English/Irish father. This album introduces the following 19 clips from his interview on May 3, 2006 followed by his …

Interview: Terry Janzen

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Terry Janzen was born in Tokyo in 1930 to a Japanese mother and American father. This album introduces the following 8 clips from her interview on August 27, 2012 followed …

Interview: JERO

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Enka singer in Japan. Born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. His African American grandfather married a Japanese woman. This album introduces the following 15 clips from his interview on March 30, 2010 …

Interview: Johnnie Morton

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Johnnie James Morton, Jr. was born in Inglewood, CA in 1971, the son of an African American father and Japanese American mother. Morton is a former professional football player.  This …

Interview: Mike Shinoda

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Michael Kenji Shinoda, a member of Linkin Park, was born and raised in Agoura Hills, a suburb north of Los Angeles, to a Japanese American father and Caucasian mother.  This …

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